Twelve years ago, Peter Gilmore planted his first garden. Starting with a herb garden and experimenting with a few vegetables, he was instantly hooked, and had soon discovered just how many remarkable varieties of vegetables are actually available. Peter’s new book, From the Earth celebrates this diverse world of heirloom vegetables.
From the Earth takes readers on a culinary and historical journey into the world of unique and almost forgotten vegetables. With hundreds of varieties to choose from Peter has selected the vegetables that have excited him over the years for their culinary potential. Some are more common varietals of heirlooms, some are rare, some are almost extinct.
Each vegetable features at the heart of a recipe, and is further explored through a detailed profile and stunning photographs by Brett Stevens. The book looks at Peter’s decade-long passion for growing vegetables, and how it has informed and inspired his work as a chef.
FROM THE EARTH BOOK LAUNCH
Join Peter for a special dinner in The Circle at Bennelong to celebrate the launch of From The Earth. Joining the dinner will be local growers, Erika and Hayden from Epicurean Harvest, who Peter works closely with. Proceeds from the dinner will go towards helping Erika and Hayden build a new dam on their farm after suffering the serious affects of drought over the past eighteen months.
6.30pm, Tuesday 25 September
The Circle, Bennelong
$295 per person
Cocktail and canapes on arrival
Three course menu from the book & paired wine
Signed copy of From The Earth to take home
This New Year’s Eve, gather your friends and family to join the dinner party of the year in the Green Room at Quay. With private access to the terraces surrounding the upper level of the restaurant, you will see two spectacular fireworks displays with uninterrupted views across Sydney Harbour.